Est. Mortgage: $/month
MLS Number 1430269
- Address 655 Winn Road
- Location Rural
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathroom 1
Farming and homestead property for sale with 15 +/- acres of fields and orchard, plus 33 +/- acres of nicely wooded timberland located at 655 Winn Road in Lee, Maine.
A Property With Some History
This lovely property carries the essence of a different time dating back to the early 1900s when it was a working farm owned by the Crocker Family. The section of Lee, Maine where the house and land is located is called ‘Crocker Town’ by the locals as there were several other Crocker families living along this stretch of Lee. The current owners purchased the property approximately 35 years ago after ‘Grammy Crocker’ died in her early 90s.
Being a landmark homestead, the current owners didn’t want to demolish the home, so instead the house was gutted all the way to the outside walls and refurbished with new wiring, insulation, plumbing, septic system and well. The undergrowth was closing in on the fields, so they were opened back up and the fields were then cut to a beautifully groomed condition.
It's About The Land
We are searching for a buyer who has a love of quality land and will continue the exceptional stewardship the current owners have given to this property. The owner, a Maine small woodland owner of the year, was a Maine Tree Farm Member and arborist. The back trails on the property were groomed so an ATV or tractor could be driven through to collect wood. The apple orchard has been regularly pruned, and numerous blueberry bushes have been planted. The blackberry patches produce giant berries year after year. There are beautiful flower beds and a large spectacular lupine flower patch that is an amazing sight to see.
See the interactive map link below for NRCS soil information indicating the fields to be quality Bangor loam, you just need to add your tractor to this property to live a sustainable lifestyle.
Wildlife and Recreation In Your Backyard
It’s not uncommon to be sitting in the kitchen window and gaze across the fields to see deer, turkey and other wildlife. Maine moose are often spotted roaming this area. If you are a hunter looking for a place to live and recreate, you will not find a better property at this price. The large open field will bring the deer and turkey to the area and the smaller fields and interconnecting trails make for successful hunt stand sites. Crocker Brook is a small creek that crosses the southwest corner of the parcel providing wildlife with a water source and habitat.
Do you enjoy winter sports? The local club snowmobile trail comes to the property. Keep your sleds in the heated garage and go, no trailering necessary. Just a few miles south is Mt Jefferson with downhill skiing fun for the whole family.
Home and Buildings
The circa 1880 farmhouse was restored to better than original condition about 35 years ago. You can see the entire floor plan of the 3 bedroom home in 3D linked HERE. The home has an attached garage. A large barn with overhead doors is more than just your everyday barn. It is finished and has insulation in the walls and ceiling and a wood stove for heating - once the stove is going, you can work here in the winter comfortably without a jacket or sweater on. The barn also has a workshop area with 220 amp outlets. A second garage is located on the back 40 that could be good tractor and equipment storage.
Lee, Maine is located in eastern Penobscot County just a little over an hour drive northeast of the county seat of Bangor. Ask the local people here and they will tell you this is the best place to live in Maine. Incorporated in 1832, Lee is a small rural community with friendly people.
The 2010 census put the population at 922. Lee’s geography is rolling hills of timberland and small farms of open fields. A public beach at nearby silver lake is the perfect hot summer day hangout and don’t forget to finish the day at Harris Takeout stand. Small shops and a restaurant are located in downtown Lee.
The town of Lincoln is 15 miles away and has a hospital, health clinics, large grocery stores, multiple restaurants, Walmart, hardware and building supplies and much more.
It’s Time to Move
Finding a home on a prime parcel of land like this one is a hard thing to do. Don’t wait another minute, call now to schedule an appointment to see this property before it is gone.
Listed by Phil McPhail of United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine